About the Author


   Jesse Orlando Villarreal, Sr. was born in Westside San Antonio, Texas on February 4, 1945.  He attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Elementary School and then Sidney Lanier High School where he graduated in 1964. He served in the Army from Sept. 1965 to Sept. 1967 and was stationed in Germany.  After an honorable discharge, Mr. Villarreal worked with the U.S. Department of Defense at Kelly AFB in San Antonio.  He married Connie Perez of San Benito, Texas in 1972.  Mr. Villarreal graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University in 1975 with a B.A. in Social Work.  In 1978, the family moved to Dallas, Texas, where he worked with the U.S. Department of Labor in the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.  In 1980, he transferred to Austin, Texas where he continued working in the Federal Government with the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA as a Safety and Health Investigator until his retirement in 2002 with 35 years of service to our country.